Sunday, March 22

Silly signs

This particular sign is posted at the desk in the Leo Palace bowling alley on Guam (one of the nicest bowling allies I've ever been in). It reads:
We will be Excuse Maximum One hour to use Karaoke Room In-case We have waiting Customer.
All the workers we met there spoke great English but apparently the Japanese manager who ordered the sign, probably from a sign-maker in his home country, is pretty clueless. Leo Palace is owned and operated by a Japanese company.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Michala, our Japanese student, said that it looks as if babblefish has struck again. She said the Japanese makes sense, but the English is according to Japanese word order and a literalist translation. :)